Patent & IP news for August 14, 2014

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post image Publication of patent applications: not so unsexy after all? from

One of the most popular contributors to this weblog, curiously, is not a member of the blog team at all: it's Suleman Ali, of boutique practice Holly IP, whose earlier guest posts here, here ...

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Talking to a Kat. This Kat is in awe of the power of the social media: in fewer than 10 days since we announced that we were hosting a patent-related conversation [Merpel calls it a ...

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post image KSR distinguished making it harder to reject a claim from

The KSR decision could have been construed very broadly so as to make all inventions obvious.  In the opinion, the Supreme Court held that rigid rules cannot override common sense when determining obviousness.  In its ...

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post image Tesla Resolves Chinese Trademark Dispute (Again, This Time With Cash) from

Previous posts (here, here, and here) discussed Tesla’s trademark troubles in China. As it sought to expand into the Chinese market, the electric car maker encountered a businessman named Zhan Baosheng who owned registrations ...

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post image Fancy bit of case management training: here's a course to pursue doggedly ... from

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) has informed PatLit that it is going to be repeating its residential course on making use of your rights in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC), England and ...

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post image Areas of Disuniformity in US Inventorship from

By Dennis Crouch The chart below uses the breakdown of patent documents into their various workgroups. As shown here, the workgroups are basically an intermediary classification that falls between the micro-art-units and the macro technology ...

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FDA Releases Another Prospective Guidance from

By Kevin E. Noonan -- On August 5th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a "Guidance for Industry" entitled "Reference Product Exclusivity for Biological Products file under Section 351(a) of the PHS Act ...

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Expert’s “Yes and No” Answers to Leading Questions Insufficient to Support Invalidity Verdict from

Following a jury trial which found plaintiff's call center system patent invalid, but did not specify a basis, the court granted plaintiff's motion for judgment as a matter of law as to defendant ...

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The Section 1447(d) Bar – State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC from

In a case of procedural jockeying, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC, held that a “district court’s remand order dominate[d ...

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Headings and Boilerplate, Hill-Rom v. Stryker from

The Hill-Rom v. Stryker case decided in June has not gotten a lot of coverage.  There are some interesting portions of the opinion that will appeal to patent prosecutors. Present Invention Judge Moore, writing for ...

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Tyco Healthcare Group LP v. Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. from

By Andrew Williams -- Can filing a lawsuit under the Hatch-Waxman scheme of 35 U.S.C. § 271(e)(2)(A) ever give rise to antitrust liability? The Federal Circuit last week indicated in the affirmative ...

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